Military Arts of the Fante

by Doran Ross
Formerly Fowler Museum, UCLA

Asafo company costuming, No. 2 Company, Legu, Fante, Ghana, 1976. Photo by Doran H. Ross.

One of eleven or twelve subgroups of this company dress as “scouts.” Asafo costuming based on actual uniforms has been the target of governmental regulations, since some Asafo members have abused the practice and have impersonated law enforcement officials or the military.